The much-loved Notting Hill restaurant, ULI is to complement its menu of Chinese, Thai, Malay and Singaporean favourites, with a new selection of Robatayaki, or robata dishes.
Robata is one of the oldest Japanese cooking methods, with origins dating back to a time long ago when fisherman used to take boxes of hot coals onto their boats to grill and cook the fish they caught.
In keeping with tradition, head chef Joe Jangkedtong and senior sous chef Jasper Wong will cook an array of meat, seafood and vegetables at high temperatures to help preserve their natural flavours and juices, before imbuing them with Japanese seasonings, sauces and garnishes.
Cooked on an open flame, and served on ULI’s terrace, there will be delicacies such as Madagascan jumbo tiger prawn with yuzu drizzle; Mixed seafood grill with king prawn, scallops with seaweed butter & salmon negishio, and Caramelised rib eye skewers with ginger wasabi.
Those looking for a quick light bite, might prefer to opt instead for some Shishito Padro´n peppers or Grilled courgettes with tamari and sesame oil.
Robata choices can be complimented by a ULI cocktail, such as Rising Sun, a blend of woki sake vodka, prosecco, raspberries and blackberries, and Japanese Bellini, a sparkling combo of jasmine tea and prosecco.
ULI is open Monday to Saturday 12pm-midnight and Sunday 12pm-11pm.